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Rubber chicken missed its moment with Spiro Agnew

By Mary Louise Giblin Henderson

Former Vice President Spiro Agnew obviously never knew about the rubber chicken plot when he addressed the Colorado General Assembly in the early 1970s. Had he known, the 39th vice president would probably have come up with one of his famous ...

Weather stories in Colorado and Wyoming get no respect

By Denny Herzog

The bane of every city and metro editor at every newspaper in the country is the slow news day. Or worse, the no news day. They’re those days when politicians aren’t saying stupid things, no great issues are being debated, the ...


What a million can buy in Colorado real estate

By Amy Hamilton

If you’ve got the money, $1 million can buy a lot of home these days. And, if you’re not concerned about location, those dollars will stretch even further. Case in point: $1 million buys a tiny, turn-of-the century Victorian home ...

Glenwood Springs postal jobs could be sent to GJ

By Dennis Webb

Grand Junction could gain some jobs, but at Glenwood Springs’ expense, under a U.S. Postal Service proposal. The agency is studying moving some or all of the operations at the west Glenwood Springs mail-processing facility to Grand ...

Little or no savings from some bills

By Charles Ashby

Despite promises from candidates in both major political parties before last year’s elections to cut the size of government, few bills introduced into this year’s Legislature actually aim to do that. And the ones that do, ...

Blotter, Feb. 6, 2011

By Staff

Registration tabs stolen A Grand Junction man reported the registration tabs had been stolen from the license plates on his car Friday evening. The man told Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies his car was in an auto repair shop ...

Police: GJ man had child porn on computer

By Staff

A Grand Junction man was arrested Friday night on suspicion of 30 counts of sexual exploitation of a child, a class 4 felony, according to an arrest affidavit. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested Donald Lloyd Shelhammer, ...

Elk poachers from Missouri get large fines

By Dave Buchanan

Three Missouri men were fined $2,851.50 each and assessed 30 points each against their hunting privileges after being ticketed for illegally killing bull elk last fall while possessing only cow elk licenses. According to the Colorado Division ...

Mesa County GOP chooses new leaders

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The Mesa County Republican Party on Saturday approved a new slate of leaders who already had won the stamp of approval from the Western Colorado Conservative Alliance. The GOP central committee elected by acclamation Frances Ruth Ehlers as ...

Jr. mathematicians multiply their success

By Rachel Sauer

Be nice to these kids. Someday, when the robot armies invade, they’ll be the ones who know which wires to cut. More immediately, they’ll be the ones designing bridges over which we hope to safely pass. They’ll be the ones ...

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